Concierge: M Social Singapore to open

Hong Kong attractions such as Ngong Ping 360 (above) are offering family packages during the Singapore school holidays.
Hong Kong attractions such as Ngong Ping 360 (above) are offering family packages during the Singapore school holidays. PHOTO: HONG KONG TOURISM BOARD

M SOCIAL SINGAPORE TO OPEN

The 239-room M Social Singapore hotel is set to open in Robertson Quay in June. Designed by famed French designer Philippe Starck, it will be the unveiling of his "Democratic Design" concept in Asia, highlighting communal spaces, a self check-in kiosk and chic and cosy loft guest rooms with tech-driven features such as a butler-style robot.

For more information, go to www.millenniumhotels.com/en/singapore/m-social-singapore


ROMANTIC LANGKAWI GETAWAY

The Datai Langkawi's Romance package features a two-night stay in a Canopy Deluxe Room overlooking the rainforest; a 150-minute spa experience at The Datai Spa, which includes a 90-minute traditional massage and 30-minute Love Bath; and a guided morning or evening walk led by the resort's naturalist, who will help the couple explore and understand their natural surroundings.

Available from now till July 5 and from Sept 1 to Dec 23, the package starts from $1,458.

For more information, go to www.thedatai.com/langkawi/special-offers/datai-romance


HONG KONG FAMILY FUN

The Hong Kong Tourism Board has collaborated with 12 popular attractions and more than 100 hotels to welcome Singapore families to Hong Kong for the school holidays between May 28 and June 26.

Attractions such as Big Bus Tours, DukLing Harbour Cruise, Hong Kong 3D Museum, Hong Kong Disneyland, Ocean Park Hong Kong, Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck and the Trick Eye Museum are offering special family packages.

Cathay Pacific has special family bundle fares starting from $231 all in a person, with a minimum of three to travel together, while Singapore Airlines' family bundle fare starts from $258 all in a person, with a minimum of four to travel together.

For information, contact travel agents or go to DiscoverHongKong.com


MYANMAR RIVER CRUISE

The luxury Strand Cruise on Myanmar's Ayeyarwady River is celebrating summer with 50 per cent off two four-night cruises departing Bagan for Mandalay on July 18 and 25 and two three-night cruises departing Mandalay for Bagan on July 22 and 29.

Starting from US$1,782 (S$2,403) a person based on double occupancy before discount, the packages include excursions to Myanmar's ancient temples, palaces and villages along the river, three meals a day, soft drinks, house wine and local beer as well as Wi-Fi access.

For more information, go to www.thestrandcruise.com

Lydia Vasko

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 24, 2016, with the headline 'Concierge: M Social Singapore to open'. Print Edition | Subscribe